Tuesday, June 09, 2009

They are Legend


BACK in October last year, a copy of The Vodoun Effect unexpectedly landed on my desk - and after one spin, the mixture of vodoun voodoo ritual soundtrack and afro-funk of Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou had cast a spell over me.
And on the impending Legends Of Benin, part of the commendable Analog Africa series, the cult 1970s group are again resurrected, this time alongside their musical peers from the west African nation.
Filled to the brim with funky drumbeats, jangling guitars and throbbing basslines, the LP proves that virtually unknown names like El Rego Et Ses Commandos and Antoine Dougbe could - and should - sit alongside the likes of Eddie Bo and James Brown
So if you're a DJ looking for some fresh meat to butcher, or a fan of funk who's looking to graze new pastures, then don't miss out, myth out with Legends Of Benin.

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